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UPDATE | Chinese man arrested after shooting police officers in Pattaya

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UPDATE | Chinese man arrested after shooting police officers in Pattaya

According to the Daily News, Captain Phanthep Sribunnak is in a coma after the shooting in Huay Yai. Sergeant Major Kreetha Thipnet also hit ordinary with a shot to the right leg, although reports say he is “out of danger”.

A Chinese man, with citizenship in Saint Kitts and Nevis, is detained after shooting and wounding 2 police officers in Pattaya who tried to sue him for an online gambling syndicate.

35-year-old Jang Yang (34, according to some media) pulled out a machine gun when police stood at the door of the mansion in Huay Yai and opened fire.

Within a very short time, a special police task force from the SWAT was alerted and present, burst into the premises and arrested him after the shooting. 8 other people, including 5 Chinese nationals and 2 maids, were also arrested. Jang has been charged with shooting 2 police officers

41-year-old Natthawut Donchaisong, a gardener, told the Bangkok Post that he was mowing grass in front of the house when police arrived in several cars and approached the house. He said he heard the knock on the glass door 2 times, then he heard at least 10 gunshots from inside the house. In a panic, the gardener ran away and Hid behind the house.

An unnamed police source in Pattaya says the team seized more than 18 million baht in cash and assets on the spot.

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